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in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media have described. normally we wouldn't dignify these types of remarks by covering them but james tracy is a tenure professor at a public university. his comments have caused deep distress to the victims' families. he gave a statement saying, quote, i apologize for any additional anguish and grief my remarks, and how they have been taken out of context and misrepresented, who may have caused the families that lost loved ones on december 14ingth. at the same time i believe what we can give them is a way to identi identify. basically accused me on his blog of targeting him and his family. he posted as a question, as he often does, in the headline of the post, does anderson cooper want james tracy and/or his family members harmed? he also includes a photo of me that looks like i'm in the middle of a rant. i'm not actually. that's a picture of me from an interview i did with comedian kathy griffin on her show. it's not even from this show. in the blog post tracy says because i named him and showed his picture on friday i must
whether the sandy hook shooting ever took place. at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media have described." as we told you friday, normally we wouldn't dignify these types of remarks by covering them, but james tracy is a tenured professor at a public university and these claims by him and others online have begun to cause deep distress to victims' families. we invited professor tracy to come on the program friday night. he declined. he gave us a statement, though, saying, "i apologize for any additional anguish and grief my remarks and how they have been taken out of context and misrepresented may have caused the families who've lost loved ones on december 14th. at the same time i believe the most profound memorial we can give the children and educators who lost their lives on that day is to identify and interrogate the specific causes of their tragic and untimely demise." now, after a report aired on friday, professor tracy basically accused me on his blog of targeting him and his family. he posed it as a question, as he often does, in the head
the lives of so many people here. one month later, the crowds, reporters, and law enforcement personnel are gone, but the pain for many families here remain. for the first time in the town hall behind me, family members of 11 victims of the tragedy had a conversation, about health, school safety, and what they call gun responsibility. you'll hear from a number of families tonight about how they're coping one month since they lost their son or daughter, their brother or their sister. much of the world may have moved on, but grief does not conform to any time table. not here especially. and tonight, we want it ed to b newtown just to remind the world about what happened here and to show the world what has happened since. so many peer who have ample reasons to huddle behind walls in grief and grieving have done something more, something braver than anyone has the right to expect in the best of times, let alone the worst. they have reached out, reached out to one another in ways large and small, have begun to turn tragedy into transformation. united in grief, united in hope, united in newto
.com. "ac360" starts now. one month later the crowds of reporters and law enforcement personnel are gone, but the pain for many families remains. for the first time today in this town hall behind me, family members of the victims of the shootings came to start a conversation about mental health and school safety. you will hear from families tonight about how they're coping since they lost their son or draw or brother or sister. much of the world has moved on, but grief does not conform for any time table. and tonight we wanted to be here at newtown to show the world what has happened since. so many here, who have reason to hide behind walls with grief, have done something more. in the best of times, let alone the worst, they have reached out to one another in ways large and small and began to turn tragedy to transformation. 27 wooden angels in newtown, one for each victim of the massacre. but one month later, that display and most of the memorials have been taken down, gifts sent from all over the world now preserved in a warehouse to become part of a future permanent memorial. visible r
with implementing background checks, tracking firearms, making sure existing gun laws are fully enforced. executive actions mean he does not have to get congressional approval. on the legislative side, he called for criminal background checks on all gun sales. also limiting magazines to ten rounds, and reinstating the 1990s ban on military-style assault weapons. now he acknowledged that some of the legislation faces strong opposition in congress. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> congressional republicans so far have been cool to the proposals, though some are open to limiting high capacity magazines and tightening background checks. house speaker boehner saying only that he'll review the president's recommendations. a few republicans, though, a
existing gun laws are fully enforced, executive actions means he doesn't need to get approval. on the legislative side, criminal background checks, limiting magazines to ten rounds and reinstating background checks. some faces strong opposition in congress. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists warning of an all-out assault on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin of fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. behind the scenes, they will do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> congressional republicans have been cool to the proposals, some are open to limiting high-capacity magazines and tightening background checks. how speaker, boehner, saying he will review the president's recommendations. one texas congressman threatening articles of impeachments over executive orders dealing with guns. the national rifle association getting far more attention for this new ad this they produced. >> are the president's kids more important than
. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg has been pushing for stricter gun laws for years. i spoke to him earlier. first of all, your impressions of the president's proposals on gun control. are you happy with them? >> you're never going to have everything you want. but i thought it was comprehensive. it outlined he can do by executive order and it outlined things he has got to with help from the vice president and help from lots of other people, convince congress to do. two kinds of problems and he address both of them. >> you said earlier today, there are some things he's not going to get legislation on. he's not going to be able to get through. >> i think some things are tougher than others. there's a general consensus from the country that background checks before you buy a gun should apply to everyone. right now, it applies only to gun shows. i'm sorry, to gun dealers. >> licensed dealers. >> right, but most people would be in favor, and that's easier for congress to get done. you have to explain it to them, they have got to hear from their constituents, and i think they will do that
inauguration, it will all be a formality. law requires presidents and vice presidents be sworn in on the 20th. today the 20th, they were in two quiet ceremonies. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states, and will to be best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congress gratulations, mr. president. >> thank you chief justice. >> last time the chief justice fumbled the words, this time he nailed it. president obama using a family bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observatory. sonia sotomayor doing the honors there. yesterday during a surprise appearance at the iowa inaugural ball the vice president did -- well, sort of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds ago he corrected himself. a few minutes ago, he and his wife and the p
second inauguration, it will all be a formality. that's because it happened on the 21st but law requires the presidents and vice presidents be sworn in on the 20th. so today, the 20th, in two quiet ceremonies they were. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> chief justice roberts administering the oath. last time, the chief justice fumbled the words, this time he nailed it. president obama using a family bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observato
brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for you. the first latino american to read a poem at thisinaugural, the first gay american to do that. what was it like? >> the actual event was just amazing. what i've come away with, of course, i've never done this before. it seemed very intimate and the atmosphere at that moment was in some ways, everything i was try
york mayor michael bloomberg. he's long been an advocate of stricter gun laws. in washington today at the u.s. conference of mayors he urged mayors to support gun proposal. they have been talking with the white house since the newtown shooti shooting. >> i know you have been talking to the vice president's office. has he outlined any strategy for trying to get that through? >> our staffs have been talking and i'm going to be down there tomorrow, talking to the mayors, one of the things i want to do. we have 800 odd mayors in the mayors coalition against illegal guns. i want them to start calling and going and visiting the congressmen and districtmen in their districts and states and explain to them why their constituents, which the mayors may be in closer contact with, why they want it done, why it would make a difference from a safety point of view, an economic point of view, to have a lot lower murder rate and lot lower suicide rate, and the way you get that is a lot fewer guns. >> wolf blitzer was talking to the president of the nra the other day, asking him about the high capac
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